Toast of Oroville Wine Festival, Saturday, July 31

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses are sponsoring the first annual Toast of Oroville Wine Festival this Saturday at City Park between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

More than 10 wineries, including Oroville’s own Copper Mountain, Lake Crest, Esther Bricques and Okanogan Estate and Vineyards will be there to offer samples of their award-winning wines. Rock Wall Cellars from Omak and Vin du Lac from Chelan will also be featured among the wines being offered. For those who prefer beer, Oroville’s Alpine Brewery has agreed to serve samples of their pilsner and hefeweizen-style beers.

In addition to the wine and beer, local eateries have promised to provide different foods to snack on, these include tidbits from Hometown Pizza and Pasta, FB’s Family Diner and Yo Yo’s Restaurant.

Only those 21 years of age and older will be allowed into the roped-off festival area of the park at 815 17th Street, but much of the park will still be open to those who are younger.

The cost to get in is $15 which gets the festival-goer a commemorative wine glass and 10 tickets for samples.

The event is sponsored by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce which is looking for help from volunteers the day of the event. To help contact Gary DeVon at (509) 293-4971 or Cindy DeVon at (509) 476-4444. Major business sponsors for the event include RE/Max Lake and Country and Sonora Shores, the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and NCW Media Inc., Prince’s Center, Eden Valley Guest Ranch, Beatle’s Auto and Truck Sales, Community Auto, Hometown Pizza and Pasta, FB’s Family Grill and Yo Yo’s Restaurant.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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